The launch of the Yankees and the Red Sox in London is not perfect, but he has to do it

The launch of the Yankees and the Red Sox in London is not perfect, but he has to do it

The Major League Baseball officials faced some obvious challenges in organizing this weekend's series in London between the Yankees and the Red Sox, the crossing between the Atlantic Ocean was the least among them. Specifically, they had a baseball diamond in a stadium, more to adapt to the rectangular sports of football and rugby.

They settled in the London Stadium, which was sufficiently ovular to its initial service as the track and field venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics (its main use these days is West Ham United of the Premier League as the venue). But even so, the logistics were a bit challenging: the officials could not be up or down in the natural grass field of West Ham, so they had established a field of artificial turf and clay and dirt on the grass, and they could not dig any hole for anchoring purposes. Typical MLB boundaries: 330 feet to the left and right of the field and dead center to only 385 feet, compared to any MLB stadium in the United States

A 16-foot-high wall in center field, nicknamed Murray Cook, the "mini green monster" by MLB field coordinator and consultant Murray Cook, will keep some balls beaten in the park and a huge amount of disgusting territory ( More than 4,000 square feet more than the Oakland Coliseum, the standard MLB carrier in that category, will help pitchers.

"It's perfect, is not it?" Jim Small, MLB's senior vice president of international business, told USA Today. "But the challenge with baseball is to install a baseball field in a facility, it can not be placed on a football field like it can be done in the NFL, there just is not enough space for us to go."

"But we're comfortable with the dimensions here." The Cookie Cutter Setting These are perfect examples with the right field [short] at Yankee Stadium and the Pesky Pole at Fenway. "

The right field fence at Yankee Stadium is only 314 feet from the home plate and the Fenway Park Pesky Pole is officially only 302 feet from the first base line (the shortest distance in the MLB field), what the left-handed hitters are really in London.